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Kootenai River Dike Damage Assessment Map



To:     Public Notice                

From:        Dean Satchwell       

CC:    Dave Kramer, Boundary County Emergency Management Director

Date:   6/11/2006   1400 Hrs. (2:00 P.M.)

Re:     Kootenai River Information (Boundary County)

The current forecast for Kootenai River in Boundary County is predicted to reach a peak of no higher the 1763 elevation. This means we are not threatened with water going over the dike/levee. Currently water level is forecasted to be below flood stage level.  

Boundary County Emergency Management is working with the Army Corp of Engineers and Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security on an assessment of damage caused by high river flows resulting in crop damage, loss of farm land and damage to the levees. Depending on the preliminary damage assessment the State of Idaho on behalf of the county may request a Presidential Disaster Declaration which may allow F.E.M.A. to participate in our current damage problems.

Boundary County Emergency Management is also looking at options for mosquito abatement due to predictions of high mosquito populations as a result the higher water levels.

The Army Corp of Engineers is continuing to place rock on the north side dike/levee in Bonners Ferry. The Army Corp of Engineers is working with local officials to provide technical assistance.